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VRS245 – How to Outsource and Other Vacation Rental Tips with Craig Reid

Are you doing dull, repetitive tasks that have you saying, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Is your time spent on boring jobs that prevent you from working on projects that can deliver much greater value to your business? Is that a yes? I’m sure it is for many small business owners who plow through myriad […]


10 Ways to Build Your Vacation Rental Business and Still Have Free Time

“When I tell people we are close to Cancun, they envision umbrella drinks, beach, relaxation … my reality is Home Depot, Costco, Mega, etc.” (Post on Facebook group) Ask vacation rental owners how many hours a week they spend on managing their vacation rental property, and you’ll probably receive vague replies. Few owners accurately assess […]


VRS243 – 10 Things You Must Do To Stay In Business

We are in a new era of our business. We’ve moved from talking about ‘vacation rentals’ to using the term ‘short-term rental’; Airbnb has become a verb; major hotel groups are moving into our space with years of hospitality experience and a strong competitive edge, and we have to watch our backs every day as […]


How To Invest Wisely In Your Vacation Rental Education

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources available to help you manage your vacation rental business. It seems every day something new is launched, and each with the promise of saving you time and stress. So much new tech can have the opposite effect, if you jump onto every new bright […]


VRS242 – Getting Ahead Of Vacation Rental Regulations with Megan McCrea

Regulations – Legislation – Advocacy – Licensing – Lodging Taxes. These are words that are a part of our short-term rental vocabulary and they aren’t going away. In light of the decision by San Diego’s City Council to ban rentals in secondary homes the importance of getting up to date on the current and pending […]


VRS241 – Vacation Rental Renovation Stories with Tyann Marcink

There is something addictive about this business, and Tyann Marcink, founder of the VR Mastered Bootcamp, knows this more than most. She is a talented vacation rental photographer, has undertaken numerous VR makeovers and is the owner of multiple properties, the latest of which is a fully renovated former bank in the small town of […]


VRS240 – Creating a Lifestyle Vacation Rental Business with CJ Stam

Few of us are offered this business on a plate. In fact, I know very few property managers who didn’t start with their own place and built it into a solid business with hard graft and passion. Today’s guest is one of these. CJ Stam owns Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals in Blue Ridge, Georgia. You […]


VRS239 – Polarizing Vacation Rental Arguments – My Take On Them

Should we charge for pets? Do I refund a guest who has ‘extenuating circumstances’? Do I leave oils, spices, and condiments, or nothing at all? Do I have to wash comforters and blankets on every changeover? My guests left a huge mess – do I charge on their damage deposit? These are some of the […]


VRS238 – Evolve or Die with David Angotti

David Angotti is the former manager of 100+ units in the Smoky Mountains, owns multiple properties, and with his business partner Wes Melton, runs a niche listing site – Smoky Mountains.com. He’s also an accomplished speaker and recently held an audience in rapt attention at VRSS18 in San Antonio. A few weeks later he repeated […]

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